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Prometheus bound by Aeschylus( )

286 editions published between 1827 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 7,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the greatest of the classical Greek dramas, based on the Greek legend of the Titan demi-god who, against the will of Zeus, stole fire from the gods for the benefit of man. His terrible punishment by Zeus, and his continuing defiance of Zeus in the face of that punishment, remain universal symbols of man's vulnerability in any struggle with the gods
Agamemnon by Aeschylus( Book )

837 editions published between 1684 and 2017 in 24 languages and held by 6,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agamemnon makes a powerful impact on most audiences, even if they are unacquainted with the techniques of Aeschylean tragedy. Its subject is the human condition in its widest aspect
Seven against Thebes by Aeschylus( Book )

245 editions published between 1585 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 4,664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aeschylus was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: our knowledge of the genre begins with his work and our understanding of earlier tragedies is largely based on inferences from his surviving plays. Only seven of his estimated seventy to ninety plays have survived into modern times. Fragments of some other plays have survived in quotes and more continue to be discovered on Egyptian papyrus, often giving us surprising insights into his work
The Oresteia by Aeschylus( Book )

393 editions published between 1846 and 2019 in 22 languages and held by 4,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oresteia by Aeschylus, the only extant trilogy among the Greek tragedies, is one of the great foundational texts of Western culture. Beginning with Agamemnon, which describes Agamemnon's return from the Trojan War and his murder at the hands of his wife, Clytemnestra, and continuing through Orestes' murder of Clytemnestra in Libation Bearers and his acquittal at Athena's court in Eumenides, the trilogy traces the evolution of justice in human society from blood vengeance to the rule of law. The story of the house of Atreus is a tale of incest, adultery, human sacrifice, cannibalism, and political intrigue. It is also a story in which human action is simultaneously willed and determined
The Agamemnon of Aeschylus by Aeschylus( Book )

201 editions published between 1823 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Eumenides by Aeschylus( Book )

333 editions published between 1794 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 3,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sommerstein presents a freshly constituted text, with introduction and commentary, of Eumenides, the climactic play of the only surviving complete Greek tragic trilogy, the Oresteia of Aeschylus. Of all Athenian tragic dramas, Eumenides is most consciously designed to be relevant to the situation of the Athenian state at the time of its performance (458 B.C.) and seems to have contained daring innovations both in technique and in ideas. The introduction and commentary to this edition seek to bring out how Aeschylus shaped to his purpose the legends he inherited, and ended the tragic story of Agamemnon's family in a celebration of Athenian civic unity and justice. The commentary also pays attention to the linguistic, metrical and textual problems to be encountered by the reader
The Persae of Aeschylus by Aeschylus( Book )

620 editions published between 1789 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 3,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aeschylus. by Aeschylus( Book )

513 editions published between 1770 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aischylos (525/524-456/455) darf als der eigentliche Schöpfer der Tragödie als literarischer Kunstform gelten, so sehr diese im 5. vorchristlichen Jahrhundert auch an ihren kultischen Ursprung gebunden bleibt. Aischylos führt den zweiten Schauspieler ein und nutzt technische Erfindungen zur Steigerung szenischer Effekte. Außerdem ist er der große Gestalter der tetralogischen Komposition, d.h. der Verbindung dreier Tragödien und eines Satyrspiels zu einer Handlungseinhait, die es ihm ermöglicht, die Verkettung von Hybris, Ate (Verblendung) und Dike (Sühne) an ganzen Geschlechtern über Generationen hin zur Darstellung zu bringen. Im Mittelpunkt seines Denkens steht die notwendig schuldhafte Existenz des handelnden Menschen, für den die Erfüllung einer überpersönlichen Forderung zugleich den Verstoß gegen eine andere, ebenso gültige Norm bedeutet. Überbrückt wird diese tragische Weltsicht im Glauben an die von Zeus repräsentierte Weltordnung, die den Menschen im einzelnen zwar unbegreiflich bleibt, deren grundsätzliche Sinnhaftigkeit sich ihm jedoch im Leiden erschließt. Adäquaten Ausdruck findet dieses Denken in einer urtümlichen und gewaltigen Sprache, deren Übersetzung in der hier vorliegenden Ausgabe philologisch präzis ist und gleichzeitig das Verständnis des aischyleischen Dramas erleichtert
The Persians by Aeschylus( Book )

76 editions published between 1909 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines the spellbinding dramatization of an actual battle with a searing indictment of war that transcends the centuries
The complete Greek drama : all the extant tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, and the comedies of Aristophanes and Menander, in a variety of translations by Whitney J Oates( Book )

17 editions published between 1938 and 1963 in English and held by 2,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume II continues the tragedies of Euripides and also contains the comedies of Aristophanes and Menander
The furies by Aeschylus( )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and held by 1,849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sins of the parent rest on the head of the child, who seeks vengeance and expiation. First part of the Orestian trilogy, considered the height of Greek tragedy
Prometheus by Aeschylus( Book )

443 editions published between 1559 and 2017 in 18 languages and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vertaling van de Griekse tragedie
Aeschyli Tragoediae by Aeschylus( Book )

322 editions published between 1580 and 1998 in 9 languages and held by 1,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classical scholar and philologist Gottfried Hermann (1772-1848), professor of classics at Leipzig, was especially influential in the fields of Greek grammar and poetical metres. He was among the leading scholars who argued that an accurate knowledge of the Greek and Latin languages was crucial for understanding the intellectual life of the ancient world, and should be the chief aim of philology, the study of the development of languages. Only seven of the plays of Aeschylus, the father of Greek tragedy, survive in complete form, and Hermann's was the first critical edition to contain all of them. It was published in Leipzig in two volumes in 1852, four years after his death. Volume 2 contains Hermann's annotations on the texts, an essay on 'Aeschylus' errors about Ionia', and an essay on 'The scenes of The Oresteia'
The Oresteia of Aeschylus by Aeschylus( Book )

50 editions published between 1893 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oresteia -- Agamemnon, Choephori, and The Eumenides -- depicts the downfall of the house of Atreus: after King Agamemnon is murdered by Clytemnestra, their son, Orestes, is commanded by Apollo to avenge the crime by killing his mother, and he does so, bringing on himself the wrath of the Furies and the judgment of Athens. Together, the three plays are one of the major achievements of Greek antiquity. - Publisher
Suppliants by Aeschylus( Book )

63 editions published between 1881 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extraordinary drama of flight and rescue arising from women's resistance to marriage, The Suppliants is surprising both for its exotic color and for its forceful enactment of the primal struggle between male and female, lust and terror, brutality and cunning. In his translation of this ancient Greek drama, Peter Burian introduces a new generation of readers to a powerful work of Aeschylus' later years. He conveys the strength and daring of Aeschylus' language in the idiom of our own time, while respecting what is essentially classical in this dramatist's art: the rigor of the formal constraint with which he compresses high emotion to the bursting point. The Suppliants, which is the first and only surviving part of a trilogy, does not conform to our expectations of Greek drama in that it has neither hero, nor downfall, nor tragic conclusion. Instead the play portrays unresolved conflicts of sexuality, love, and emotional maturity. These distinctly modern themes come alive in a translation that re-creates the psychological immediacy as well as the dramatic tension of this ancient work
The Agamemnon of Aeschylus : a commentary for students by Aeschylus( )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This commentary discusses Aeschylus' play Agamemnon (458 BC), which is one of the most popular of the surviving ancient Greek tragedies, and is the first to be published in English since 1958. It is designed particularly to help students who are tackling Aeschylus in the original Greek for the first time, and includes a reprint of D.L. Page's Oxford Classical Text of the play. The introduction defines the place of Agamemnon within the Oresteia trilogy as a whole, and the historical context in which the plays were produced. It discusses Aeschylus' handling of the traditional myth and the main ideas which underpin his overall design: such as the development of justice and the nature of human responsibility; and it emphasizes how the power of words, seen as ominous speech-acts which can determine future events, makes a central contribution to the play's dramatic momentum. Separate sections explore Aeschylus' use of theatrical resources, the role of the chorus, and the solo characters. Finally there is an analysis of Aeschylus' distinctive poetic style and use of imagery, and an outline of the transmission of the play from 458 BC to the first printed editions."--Publisher's website
Nine Greek dramas by Aeschylus( Book )

30 editions published between 1909 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen Greek plays by Euripides( Book )

10 editions published between 1943 and 1958 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most powerful and enduring of Greek tragedies, Euripides' masterwork centers on the myth of Jason, leader of the Argonauts, who has won the dragon-guarded treasure of the Golden Fleece with the help of the sorceress Medea? whom he marries and eventually abandons. Authoritative Rex Warner translation
Septem contra Thebas by Aeschylus( Book )

171 editions published between 1779 and 2010 in 13 languages and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The libation bearers by Eschilo( Book )

44 editions published between 1822 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unfortunate result of the eagerness of modern commentators to lay stress on Aeschylus as a thinker and religious poet has been the frequent neglect to observe The Libation Bearers, like Agamemnon, is full of suspense, action, and skillfully contrived surprise
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Alternative Names

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Aeschylus ancient Athenian playwright

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Aeschylus toneelschrijver uit Oude Athene (525v Chr-456v Chr)

Aeschylus Trag.

Aeschylus Tragicus

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Aeschylus (Αἰσχύλος)






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Aiszkhülosz, 525-456 pr.n.š.

Aiszkhülosz görög tragédiaköltő, a „tragédia atyja”


Ajschil mazedon. Sprachform v525-v456


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Αἰσχύ́λος 0525?-0456 av. J.-C.

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Αισχύλος B.C. 525-B.C. 456

Αισχύλος αρχαίος Έλληνας δραματικός ποιητής





Эсхил, ca. 525-456 v.Chr.

Эсхил v525-v456

Эсхил древнегреческий драматург, «отец» европейской трагедии





אייסכילוס מחזאי יווני






أسخولوس، 525-455 أو 6 ق.م


آشیلوس تراژدی نویس یونان باستان


إيسخليوس، 525-455 أو 6 ق.م


إيسخولوس، 525-455 أو 6 ق.م


إيسخيلوس، 525-455 أو 6 ق.م

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एशिलस प्राचीन यूनानी नाटककार

एशिलस प्राचीनयवननाटककारः

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아이스퀼로스 B.C. 525-B.C. 456

아이스큘로스 B.C. 525-B.C. 456


아이스킬로스 B.C. 525-B.C. 456


アイスキュロス 古代ギリシアの悲劇詩人


埃斯库罗斯, ca. 525-456 v.Chr.